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Gynecologic Oncology : Cancer Treatment and Research - Robert F. Ozols

Gynecologic Oncology

Cancer Treatment and Research

By: Robert F. Ozols (Editor)

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In recent years, there have been major advances in the treatment of patients with gynecologic malignancies. Perhaps the biggest advances have been in the area of ovarian cancer. Gynecologic Oncology focuses primarily upon this malignancy. This volume discusses cytoreductive surgery; screening for ovarian cancer; chemotherapy; new chemotherapeutic drugs; the controversy regarding the role of high-dose chemotherapy in gynecologic cancers; the hereditary basis for gynecologic malignancies; molecular genetics; molecular biology and new biologic therapies. Other topics covered are the treatment of all stages of cervical cancer, including radiotherapy. In addition, a chapter on advances in the pathology of gynecologic cancers is included. The advances made in the treatment of gynecologic malignancies are due, in part, to the clinical studies performed by many of the contributors to this volume. Clinical advances have been the result of multidisciplinary approaches which involve molecular biologists, pathologists, radiation therapists, surgeons and chemotherapists. Future advances will continue to rely upon collaborative interaction among these different disciplines.

Contributorsp. vii
Forewordp. ix
Hereditary Gynecologic Cancerp. 1
Molecular Biology of Gynecologic Malignanciesp. 103
Biological Therapy for Gynecologic Malignanciesp. 115
Advances in the Treatment of Cervical Cancerp. 149
Advances in the Radiotherapy of Gynecologic Malignanciesp. 177
Advances in Cytoreductive Surgery of Gynecologic Cancersp. 203
Chemotherapy of Ovarian Cancerp. 219
Role of Operative Laparoscopy in Gynecologic Oncologyp. 235
Diagnostic and Therapeutic Advances in Gynecologic Oncology: Screening for Gynecologic Cancerp. 253
High-Dose Chemotherapy in Gynecologic Malignanciesp. 277
Prognostic Factors in Ovarian Cancerp. 287
Advances in the Pathology of Gynecologic Cancerp. 353
Indexp. 377
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ISBN: 9780792380702
ISBN-10: 0792380703
Series: Cancer Treatment and Research
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 387
Published: December 2009
Publisher: Springer
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.5  x 2.2
Weight (kg): 1.62